Joseph Wang
(Cir 1815-Cir 1860)
William (Wilhelm) Wang


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William (Wilhelm) Wang

  • Born: 28 Apr 1849, Riegel, Baden, Germany
  • Marriage: Christina circa 1871 in Pottsville, Schuylkill Co., PA
  • Died: 29 Dec 1898, Philadelphia, PA at age 49
  • Buried: 1 Jan 1899, Green Mount Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA

bullet   Cause of his death was Suicide by Hanging while temp [temporarily] insane.


bullet  General Notes:

See notes on his brother, Charles, for 1870 & 1880 census facts.

William Wang has a passport application dated February 29, 1892:
Date of Birth: April 28, 1849 in Riegel, Baden, Germany
He emigrated on a Sailingboat in July 1854 from Haivre. He was naturalized on January 31, 1884 in the Court of Common Pleas No. 3 in Philadelphia. He is a Baker and is going abroad for 3 months. His physical description is:
Age: 43 years
Stature: 5' 6 1/2 "
Forehead: High
Eyes: Blue
Nose: Proportional
Mouth: Proportional
Chin: Round
Hair: Blond
Complexion: Fair
Face: Oval

The 1900 Federal Census for Philadelphia, PA, District 407, page 187A, dated June 8, 1900 records the widow Christina Wang (July 1849 - PA/Germany/PA) with her children William (Oct 1872 - PA), Harry (March 1877 - PA), Bertha (March 1879 - PA), and Emma (Oct 1880 - PA) living at 638 Girard Ave [corner with 7th Street]. Also in the household is William's wife, Carrie Wang (Feb 1876 - PA/Germany/PA) and their daughter, Ethel Wang (Sept 1898 - PA) as well as several boarders. Christina is employed as a Bakery while William and Harry are Bakers. Bertha and Emma are Salesladies (Cake). Christina has had 5 children of whom 4 are still living while Carrie has been married for 3 years and has had 1 child.

bullet  Medical Notes:

A Philadelphia Death Certificate records
Name: William Wang Sr.
Race: White
Sex: male
Age: 49 years, married
Date of death: Dec 29, 1898
Occupation: Cake Baker
Place of Birth: Germany
Address: 1011 N. 7th St (corner at Girard Ave.)
Burial: Janaury 1, 1899 at Green Mount Cemetery
[He was perhaps depressed due to the recent death of his mother.]


William married Christina circa 1871 in Pottsville, Schuylkill Co., PA. (Christina was born in Jul 1849 in Pennsylvania and died after 1900 in Philadelphia, PA.)

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